No safety for BJP and Hindu activists in the State – Mattar Rathnakar Hegde
Udupi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Udupi district president Mattar Rathnakar Hegde on Tuesday, October 18 alleged that the law and order in the State were in a deplorable condition and there was no safety for the BJP and Hindu activists.
Speaking to the media persons at a press meet held at the district party office Mattar Rathnakar Hegde said that, RSS-BJP worker Rudresh was hacked to death on Kamaraj Road in Bengaluru on Sunday. We have heard of such types of attacks in Kerala but it has now started in Karnataka too. Many BJP and Hindu organisation activists have been murdered during the last few months in the state, but there have been no arrests. Seeking immediate arrest of the assailants of the RSS-BJP worker Rudresh who was hacked to death, the state BJP has organised a state-wide protest on October 19 in all the district headquarters. In Udupi, the district BJP will hold a protest at the Clock tower at 4 pm. The BJP leaders will submit a memorandum to Governor Vajubhai Vala through the deputy commissioner against the state government’s failure in ensuring law and order in the state, he added.
Further, he said that the administrative mechanism has collapsed in the state. When BS Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister, he had announced Rs 5 subsidy for milk producers. Later the Congress government announced a subsidy of Rs 4, but until today a subsidy of Rs 450 crore has not been released to the milk producers. The government has stopped many other pro-people programmes which were started by former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, he said.
Commenting on minister Pramod Madhwaraj’s remarks on Rama and Krishna as non-vegetarians, he said that the minister in a responsible position should maintain the decorum of his position. He should stop issuing such irresponsible statements, he added.
Hegde also demanded a partial enquiry into the suicide of Chaitra Poojary, who ended her life recently by jumping into the Swarna River at Santhekatte. The police department should make public the postmortem report. If any sexual abuse is proved in the report, the accused should be charged under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) as the victim was a minor. The case should be investigated by the CID, he demanded.
Kuthyaru Naveen Shetty, Akshith Shetty Herga, Katapadi Shanker Poojary, Dinakar Babu, Ravi Ameen and others were present.